Traits of a Community Manager – 2009 to 2014: Some Things Just Don’t Change

You see post about Traits of Community managers pop-up from time to time and for the most part they do a good job. Way back in 2009, I posted one where I polled actual, honest to goodness, Community Managers.

I posed the question to the group of CMs I know around the gaming industry.

What do you think the the “5 Traits” should be?

This is my interpretation of their responses. They may not totally agree with what I’ve written since all communities and Community Managers differ, however these were the traits that were mentioned most often in their responses. I’ve divided them in to Primary and Secondary traits. The Primary were mentioned significantly more often than the Secondary and are in many ways tied together.

7 Essential Traits for Community Managers, by CMs


If your curious, here are some more…

How to remove barriers while building tech communities

Technology is the present and future of today’s society. It’s getting so big that elementary and middle schools are beginning to offer “Intro to Coding” for their students to get an early grasp on computer languages that will become a necessity to get ahead in the world.

Last Friday, Brian FanzoGabe Koscky (, Meghan Murphy (, April Kyle Nassi (, Ben Van ‘T Ende ( and myself joined us as panelists. We shared our insights on what it takes to get a grasp in a tech-heavy world; how people who aren’t tech-savvy can still connect to those are; and how to build solid, valuable tech communities.

2014′s Top 100 Community Managers on Twitter

Once again Little Bird has put together a list of the top Community managers on twitter and I’m proud to be on the list. This year they included a list of blogs, which might be how you got here.

Here at Little Bird, we think the inspiration behind CMAD is awesome! It’s all about practitioners celebrating their own—with results much like Little Bird finds by analyzing real human activities in context and the peer-to-peer relationships those activities build. For the second year in a row, we decided to put our Little Bird discovery engine to good use for CMAD, to further uncover and recognize the most connected community managers of today. -

This year they included a list of blogs, which might be how you got here.

In the past I used to post a lot of the information I found here on my personal blog, mainly because I love talking about things I love. However, this year I’ve decided to try something new. In the next week or so I will begin to post most of the information I find on a my new Site: ConferoCast The new site will also host a podcast where we bring the best news and information about Community Management and Social Media directly to you. If you are interested in helping out, please let me know here:

I want to thank all of the great Community Managers out there who help me learn new things everyday and Little Bird for putting the list together.


Fortune 500 Companies Are Bullish On Social Media (And Twitter Most Of All) [INFOGRAPHIC]

AllTwitter wrote:

Did you know that more than three-quarters (77 percent) of Fortune 500 companies have an active Twitter account, and that the most-followed Fortune 500 corporate profile on Twitter is, uh, @Facebook?

Conversely, 70 percent of Fortune 500 organisations use Facebook, 69 percent are on YouTube and one-in-three (35 percent) have a Google+ page.


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Original: Fortune 500 Companies Are Bullish On Social Media (And Twitter Most Of All) [INFOGRAPHIC]

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